So the Thor Ragnarok trailer dropped this week and in addition to all the awesome headwear…
There is a ton to be excited about.
But what really excites me?
Not that Cate Blanchett. This one.
She’s a Goddess. She’s super strong. And she has antlers. She’s also going to kick some major ass.
For the next few minutes, I’m going to tell you Who the Heck…or Hell is Hela.
Quick reminder guys. Be sure to check out Greg’s Trailer Breakdown on Thor Ragnarok that’s live on our channel right now.
I guarantee you’ll love it. There’s a ton of Hela in it.
Her comics debut came in 1964’s Journey Into Mystery #102.
She was born in the land of the giants and is the daughter of Loki. But not exactly that Loki from the movies
There are a bunch of Lokis, her dad was an older Loki, who died in a previous Ragnarok. Anyways, it’s confusing.
Anyways, she’s the Asgardian goddess of death and actually inspired by the Norse goddess Hel, who presided over Hel.
In the comic books, Thor’s dad and Asgard’s King, Odin, puts Hela in charge of the dark, underworld-like hell called Hel and Niflheim, which is pretty much an icy, north pole.
She’s no Santa. Or Mrs. Claus.
Instead of giving out presents, she is always looking to expand her power and reach into Valhalla and steal the souls of fallen Asgardians.
But Thor and his dad aren’t having it.
Like I mentioned earlier, her father was a different Loki,
but movie Loki will have a connection to her.
To keep his ongoing sibling rivalry with Thor strong as ever, Loki has been impersonating their missing dad Odin.
While ruling over Asgard, he accidentally releases the imprisoned Hela.
Or maybe he did it on purpose? Either way he’s doing a horrible impression of his dad.
Hela had been locked up for quite some time and there’s a clear reason why.
Now that she’s unleased, I have a good feeling that she won’t be going back without a fight.
Hela basically has all the physical powers of Thor with much better hair.
She’s a master of hand-to-hand combat with the Nightsword
But also has special touch of death that rips the souls from mortals.
Here’s some more of her powers:
superhuman strength, speed, stamina, healing factor, longevity and astral projection.
How about a weakness?
It’s actually her wardrobe. Without her strength-enhancing cloak, she’s extremely weak and has a half-rotten face.
She’s like half-alive, half-dead.
But with it, she’s resistant to magic, she can levitate, fire energy bolts, time travel and also perform her finishing one-punch that can even kill Asgardians.
This one’s called the Hand of Glory. Oh, I forgot to mention she can also command an entire army of dead souls.
We don’t see much of the cape in the movie trailer and it looks like she doesn’t need it.
But it’s pretty obvious that she is the most formidable foe Thor has ever faced.
Here’s why the title of the film is so important. According to comic mythology, Ragnarok is the Asgardian apocalypse.
Following the everlasting winter, older Loki commanded the Giants and an army from Hel to rise up and battle the Asgardians.
Everyone basically kills each other. So Odin, Thor, Loki, Hela, they’re all dead.
In a more recent comic storyline involves Thor acquired the Odinpower after his father died.
Meanwhile, Loki teams up with the fire demon Surtur and is making all sorts of powerful weapons for his army. He ultimately overthrows his brother but destroying all of Asgard.
There’s a good chance that Hela is the catalyst for this great battle
and who knows if Loki will be by her side or realize how big of an idiot he is. Let’s hope for the latter.